31 Preschoolers Learned Key Skills this Summer
This year’s Summer Shuffle program prepared 31 preschoolers for BVSD classrooms by teaching them literacy, numeracy and executive functioning skills.
We want to prepare as many children as we can for that all-important first year of formal schooling, both in terms of academic knowledge and skills, as well as executive functioning and social emotional learning abilities.
Impact on Education partners with the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) to fund summer learning for over 160 rising Kindergarten students. Access to early learning, including reading and math, is not equitably available to all children who will enroll in the district, so we invest in this program to provide access to those historically underserved.
Working with BVSD and community partners we identify the students most likely to be in need of programming to prepare them for the classroom.
We invest in Kinder Bridge through our partnership with BVSD because our schools are well-positioned to provide young children and their families with high quality early learning experiences.
Summer instruction focuses on letter recognition, counting, letter sound formation and recognition, and name-writing. They also cultivate executive functioning and social emotional learning skills which are important for kindergarten readiness.
School readiness can significantly impact everything from reading at grade level to graduating high school to being career ready later in life.Center for American Progress